The Wellington Report 2019 – six years on from the first version – takes an in-depth look across seven days at the city and region in terms of economy and employment, governance, housing, resilience, arts and hospitality, transport, and quality of life. There’s a familiar story being told across Wellington, from suburban bars to the fringe of Upper Hutt.  Friends connect over a love for beer. One develops a dab hand at brewing a strong drop of ale. Jobs are abandoned, fermentation tanks are bought, and another brewery is launched.  Waitoa Social Club in Hataitai fits the mould. General manager Mark Davey, 31, opened the suburban brewery bar in 2017 with three friends he knows through playing in brass bands.  The row of fermentation tanks in the small bar can brew 500 litres of beer, far less than that brewed at the likes of Garage Project, Tuatara and Panhead. Davey is unashamed, they are small and local by design.     * Industry leaders talk dollars and sense * Rich, poor, and squeezed in the middle * The dimming of ‘lights, camera, action’ in Wellywood * Public sector knocked off its perch * Size matters for tech start-ups “We don’t h...